Sunday, 18 May 2014

Welcome GD: Penny Nuttall Project #1 Chirpy Carousel

"Hello everyone, Penny here and welcome to my first project as a Guest designer. This week we are looking at 3-D construction. It offers a wealth of possibilities, taking a basic structure and developing it with a little imagination in your own style. Have fun"!

First make the canopy. Draw a circle, 8cm diam on Smoothy Heavyweight White Stamping  Card and cut out approximately 1cm outside the drawn line.

Turn it over, colour with Zesty Zing Fresco Paint and stencil a cheerful textured pattern with a brush or sponge using Yellow Submarine, Tango and Sky.

When dry, mark out a segment on the wrong side (see pic) and cut out.

Then using the tips of your scissors, clip to line at half centimetre intervals all round. Bring segment edges together and overlap slightly to form shallow cone shape. Staple or tape to secure, then fold down all the clipped tabs as shown.

Glue or tape a band of ribbon or paper all round the outside of the tabs.

Next, the stand. You need a chipboard or mountboard circle approximately 6cm diam. for the base, a wooden spool and a 10cm length of dowel (6mm diam. fits nicely in the spool). Sharpen the end of the dowel to a point using a pencil sharpener.

 Paint with Fresco Finish paints Sky, Yellow Submarine and London Bus then assemble as shown. I added a wooden embellishment.

This is all so much easier to do than to describe! Next stamp four of JOFY's Lovebirds JM20 onto card, colour and cut out.

Paint four wooden cocktail sticks and glue the birds 1cm from the bottom of the sticks as shown.

Glue the assembled birds to the inside edge of the canopy at equal intervals.

I added some decorative braid to the base and a wooden embellishment and bead to the roof- but this is where your imagination comes in! If you have cut and assembled accurately your birdies will spin happily around. So that was simple, how about scaling things up a bit? I would love to see where you take this .......

 Join me again tomorrow night when I will be back with another project for you all. Until then!


Leandra Says: Wow, look at that! Brilliant thinking outside of the box Penny! How fabulous! Welcome to the blog, and blog land in general! It's great to have you on board.

Gillian Says: Incredible first project Penny, I can tell this is going to be a fun week. Love Love Love your carousel .... how cool is that!

 If you would like to join in this week's challenge and play along with Penny's techniques, then do link up your creativity here, and go in the draw to win some PA stamps of your choice! You need to link your entry by 17:00, Sunday May 25th 2014  


Julie Lee said...

What a fun project! Wish I could shrink myself and take a ride on this colourful carousel! I love how you used the stencils on the top and the braid and what a fab way to use the JOFY stamps! Julie Ann xxx

Helen said...

oh what fun!!

Anonymous said...

Two gorgeous carousels. The little one is so cute & colourful & the bigger one is stunning. I love Darcy's cat & all the embellishments.

Carol Q said...

how fabulous is that and just look at the steampunk carousel with Darcy's stamps - love it!

Lucy Edmondson said...

Fab! I think I'm going to like you, Penny, you explain things very clearly and you've made this look manageable,

Lucy x

Darcy Marshall said...

ohhh I love these, I am a big fan of 3d stuff, building things and colour. love love love..

You made the steampunk cat look very much at home, genius!

butterfly said...

Just brilliant, Penny - fabulous carousels, both the bright little fun one, and the genius feline steampunk affair - what a kick off to your semester!
Alison x

craftytrog said...

Fantastic first project Penny! xxx

Liesbeth Fidder said...

Wonderful Penny ! Love your carousel !

Lyn said...

stunning Penny :) Looking forward to seeing these irl :)

Keren Baker said...

Fun project! I'd love to have a go at one of these!! Love the 'Daddy' one too!

Michelle said...

This is fabulous!

pennylopes54 said...

Thank you all for your kind messages. "See" you again tonight :)

Colleen said...

WOW these are amazing I have to try it.

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JoFY said...

O. my. goodness!!! I love this - thank you for giving my birdies such a fun place to be! Love it - made me smile!

Unknown said...

Wow at first I thought that would be hard to make, but great instructions and a very different project x

Kezzy said...

Wow wow wow absolutely awesome Creative make. Your imagination is truly amazing. I love the bright colours and the mega 3D look :-) Kezzy xxx

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